* AwardSnub: Similar to most of the Coen films before ''Fargo'', this was relatively ignored come Oscar time (outside of a few warranted nominations for technical categories like Art Direction). In particular, John Turturro's and John Goodman's performances deserved far more consideration (though Goodman at least scored a Golden Globe nod).
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: The further you get into the movie, the less you can believe it's meant to be taken literally.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Much of Barton and Charlie's dialog just makes you feel fuzzy. [[spoiler: It all goes down the drain after TheReveal, however.]]
* HoYay: Barton denies that his relationship with Charlie was some sort of sex thing, claiming that they just wrestled.